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North Carolina attorney faces lawsuit from his former firm over contract work pay dispute

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By Marian Johns | Nov 1, 2019

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RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina law firm has filed suit against a former attorney from its firm over a contract work pay dispute. 

In its Oct. 17 filing in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, plaintiff Bain & McRae LLP requests a declaratory judgment against defendant Matthew McKaig, an attorney who previously worked at the firm and was then hired as a contract attorney for Bain & McRae on an as-needed basis. 

The dispute stems from a personal injury case handled by Bain & McRae and Chris Munz PA. The case was settled and according to the suit, McKaig, who worked on the personal injury case as a contract attorney, rejected the plaintiff's payment offer and "disputes the pay due him."

"Plaintiffs are seeking a declaratory judgment regarding the reasonable pay due to defendant McKaig as a contract attorney for the services he rendered as a contract attorney for Bain & McRae LLP on the personal injury action," the suit states. 

Bain & McRae seeks an order declaring "the reasonable pay" owed to McKaig and seeks to enjoin McKaig from further "nuisance litigation."

The plaintiff is represented by Elisa Salmon of the Salmon Law Firm in Lillington, North Carolina. 

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina case number 5:19-CV-00461

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